Zurich Lake ferries - one way trips?

Zurich Lake ferries - one way trips?

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ChrisAvison
ChrisAvison
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Mar 26, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Hi, we are travelling to Zurich by train in May. I have downloaded the ZVV timetable for lake travel and all trips seem to be round trips. We are hoping to go by boat to Rappeswil and another boat from there to Schmerikon. I see on your website, in a previous reply, that a single or one way trip can be taken on ZVV? Can we purchase tickets in advance or do we have to go to the ferry dock first? We will have luggage and camera gear as we are making a documentary about the travels of St Columbanus (we are from Ireland!) By mistake, he went down Lake Zurich to Tuggen (Schmerikon) and it would be great if we could follow his journey by boat. After Tuggen we go onto Arbon and Bregenz by train and ferry on lake Constance in his 'footsteps'! Any advice you can give will be greatly appreciated regarding the Zurich Lake ships. Thank you and we really like your lovely website.

Lucas
Lucas
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Mar 26, 2017 - 1:41 PM in reply to ChrisAvison

Hi ChrisAvison and welcome to MySwissAlps!

You can certainly take one-way trips on Lake Zurich. You can read more about the boat trips on our Lake Zurich page. There is also a link there to the official transport page for Lake Zurich with more details.

Sounds like an interesting trip!

All the best!
Lucas

ChrisAvison
ChrisAvison
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Mar 27, 2017 - 11:06 AM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas,

Thank you very much for your prompt and helpful reply. The links on the Lake Zurich page give all the necessary info.

Our trip involves travel across France from Nantes and Saint Malo to Luxeuil les Bains. From there we go to Basel and then to Baden. St Columbanus went to Koblenz on the Rhine. At the junction with the Aare and Limmet rivers their boat took a wrong turn to Baden. They went on to Lake Zurich and stayed in Tuggen and Arbon before heading for Bregenz. One of his fellow travellers, another Irish cleric St Gall, went on to settle a monastery in St Gallen. Hence the name of the town. We will stay here too. From Bregenz, St Columbanus travelled over the Alps to Milan and then he founded a monastery at Bobbio between Piacenza and Genoa. He did all this in the Fifth Century between the ages of fifty and seventy without any Swiss Railways, DBhan, Ryanair!

We are looking forward to our time in Switzerland very much.

Best wishes,

Chris

Lucas
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Mar 28, 2017 - 2:59 PM in reply to ChrisAvison

Thanks for the little history lesson - very interesting :) All the best with your documentary!

Lucas

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